Puppy Prince to Give the Gift of Independence

Barking Mad dog sitters sponsor a Dogs for Good puppy

Meet our little Barking Mad Prince!

Meet Prince, the yellow Labrador puppy who is going to be a life changer! Barking Mad Dog Care are delighted to announce that after a successful fundraising campaign, their UK dog sitting network has sponsored a Dogs for Good puppy in training.

The money raised through our fundraising activities, which included coffee mornings, quizzes and making toy puppies out of face cloths to sell, will support Prince through his important first year with volunteer puppy socialiser, Neil. It has also funded a puppy starter kit including: a crate, bed, food, bowls, toys, identification, working jacket, collar and lead.

Prince was born on 16th February 2018 to Brenda, one of Dogs for Good’s brood bitches. His name was announced at Barking Mad’s 15th national conference and was chosen in celebration of the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and also of the birth of Prince Louis, third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Smitten dog loving business owners melted when photographs of Prince were revealed during a presentation, which confirmed that over £6000 has been raised so far.

Peter Gorbing, CEO of Dogs for Good, also addressed the conference and said:

“As an organisation, Barking Mad has huge experience of the positive power of dogs and becoming a puppy partner to a dog that will go on to make a life-changing difference to someone will, I’m sure, be exciting and rewarding in equal measure.  As such, we’re thrilled that Barking Mad has become a puppy partner to one of Brenda’s puppies as part of its commitment to Dogs for Good as its chosen charity for 2018.”

Barking Mad dog sitters Dogs for Good puppy, with mum Brenda

Prince with his mother, Brenda

Dogs for Good, formerly known as Dogs for the Disabled, trains dogs to help children and adults with all sorts of challenges, including autism, physical disabilities, special educational needs and dementia. Every penny donated to this innovative charity helps with exploring ways dogs can enrich and improve lives and communities.

Barking Mad Founder and Managing Director, Lee Dancy, said:

“We are delighted to have sponsored a puppy in training who will go on to make such a life changing difference. The hard work of our fabulous network of local business owners and their hosts and customers has enabled us to support one puppy in training but we are determined to continue our fundraising efforts throughout 2018, supporting the wonderful work of Dogs for Good.”

We will be continuing to raise money for Dogs for Good to train more desperately needed assistance dogs throughout 2018, by holding local events and via our online fundraising page, https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/barkingmad-dogsforgood.

Could a dog change your life?

If you feel like spending time with a friendly dog could make a big difference to your life but full time dog ownership just isn’t an option, there is a part time alternative! Barking Mad’s Host Community exists to allow dogless dog lovers to spend time with lovely pooches, whose owners are on holiday. For more information, find your local branch today.

 

 

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